Who was Damilola Matuluko? City of Houston Employee Run Over and Killed by Metro Bus

Damilola Matuluko was an employee of the City of Houston who tragically lost her life after being run over by a METRO Bus Friday morning.

Matuluko was headed to work on Smith Street in Downtown Houston just after 7:30 a.m. when the pedestrian signal gave her the go-ahead to walk.

While in the crosswalk, the METRO Bus turned left on a green light and run her over, killing her.

According to reports, Damilola Matuluko was a City of Houston Human Resources employee.

“The video we’ve been able to review so far indicates the pedestrian was in the crosswalk. The pedestrian had a walk signal, so it appears the pedestrian was legal in crossing the street at the time,” explains Lt. Tim McClelland with METRO Police.

Lt. McClelland says at this point it appears the driver should have yielded the right of way to Matuluko and waited for her to cross the road.

The driver is a contract employee who works for a company called Transdev Mobility company. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Matuluko started working in the City of Houston HR Department this past December.

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